Properties of horizontally oriented ice crystals observed by polarization lidar over summit, Greenland
School of Earth and Environment and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds
2 Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado
3 Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado,
4 NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado
5 Polar Field Services, Littleton, Colorado
6 University of Hertfordshire
* Presenting Author
Published online: 13 April 2018
A source of error in microphysical retrievals and model simulations is the assumption that clouds are composed of only randomly oriented ice crystals. This assumption is frequently not true, as evidenced by optical phenomena such as parhelia. Here, observations from the Cloud, Aerosol and Polarization Backscatter Lidar at Summit, Greenland are utilized along with other sensors and beam imaging to examine the properties of horizontally oriented ice crystals and the environment conditions in which they occur.
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